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Military Medals

Dr. Mary Edwards Walker, Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient

The greatest number of Medal of Honor recipients are from the American Civil War—including the only woman to date to receive the honor, Dr. Mary E. Walker. Join us during Women’s History Month, as we explore history’s memory of this controversial figure.

Women who made history

12 Female Firsts from American History for Women’s History Month

Women’s History Month has been observed since the 1980s as a way to highlight the contributions of women to society over the years. Let’s do just that with HeinOnline’s Women and the Law database by taking a look at some of the most notable “female firsts” in U.S. history.

Executive giving a speech

The 15 Most Inspiring Presidential Speeches in American History

Over the centuries, millions upon millions of words have been used by U.S. presidents to motivate, caution, reassure, and guide the American people. Join HeinOnline in rediscovering some of the greatest presidential speeches in American history.

Stamps featuring the Queen

Uneasy Lies the Head That Wears ‘The Crown’

Adapted from Peter Morgan’s play The Audience, The Crown dramatizes the reign of Queen Elizabeth II. With deference towards historical accuracy, let’s explore some of the events depicted in the show using resources from HeinOnline to dig deeper behind the drama.

Rhinoceros in grass

The Elephant in the Room: Animal Welfare in the United States

In 1948, the United Nations declared that freedom, justice, and peace rely on a respect for human rights. A few decades later, a global campaign surfaced, advocating that this respect be extended to other animals, as well. Follow along to see how to research this topic with HeinOnline.

President Reagan (center) receives the Tower Commission Report in the White House Cabinet Room

Secrets of the Serial Set: The Iran-Contra Affair

This month, HeinOnline continues its Secrets of the Serial Set series by investigating the oft-overlooked Iran-Contra affair, a political scandal involving the Reagan Administration, Nicaraguan civil war, and the Islamic Republic of Iran.